On January 27, 2014, CN announced the termination of passenger service on this railroad from Sault Saint Marie to Hearst, as the Federal government had ended the subsidy that pays for the passenger service. As a result CN announced that service would end on March 31, 2014 (subsequently extended to April 29, 2014).
A major advocacy program is underway, led by local municipal governments and our affiliate organization, the Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT). For a complete update on the CAPT activities, click the link here.
The advocacy includes conducting three Town Hall meetings – in Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa and Hearst to increase citizen awareness and understanding. Transport Action’s past president, Harry Gow, will be the guest speaker. A copy of the Transport Action presentation can be viewed here: NDR Slides SSM Wawa-Feb 2014